07 Jan '12, 11pm

Driving on Snow and Ice | Care2 Healthy Living

Driving on Snow and Ice | Care2 Healthy Living

By Philip Schmidt, Networx I learned to drive with an early-80s Mercury Zephyr, a car that symbolized virtually everything that was wrong with the American auto industry at the time. It was rear-wheel drive, of course, and it handled like a refrigerator on a moving dolly. Because I was in high school and had to spend my money on things like beer and ski passes, decent tires were out of the question. Nevertheless, the Zephyr and I made it through numerous Colorado winters without a scratch, and that jalopy turned out to be the best driving instructor a cocky teenager could have (provided he survived the education). Tread Lightly, Grasshopper More than anything else, winter driving takes a soft touch. The last thing you want to do is exactly what many people end up doing: tensing up, gripping the wheel with white knuckles, and braking sharply at the first sign of slippage....

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/driving-on-snow-and-ice....

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